By Okafor Joseph Afam
Thursday, Aug 31,2017 @ 1; 52 PM
The General Overseer of Deeper Life Bible Church, Pastor (Dr) William Kumuyi,has called on Nigerians irrespective of their religious believes or inclinations to stop the act of condemning those in the position of authority as it is a great sin before God,
Kumuyi, made this called at the Deeper Life church Monday Bible Study held on Monday, Aug 28, 2017. While speaking on a topic he titled: The shining Light of the Savior’s Great Wisdom. He stressed that people who condemn or criticize their leaders are not usually better adding that if such people are investigated at their respective offices and endeavors, they may be looting their companies resources more than the leaders they are criticizing making them not better than the people in the position of authority that they criticize.
The ever dynamic Pastor Kumuyi, who shepherds the largest single Congregation church in Africa, with over 120,000-members in Nigeria while reading from the book of John 8vs 6 to 12 admonished the congregation to always borrow a leave from that portion of the Bible. In his words, when the Pharisees and Scribes brought before Jesus a woman caught in the act of committing adultery and Jesus instructed that he that is without sin should be the first to cast the stone, they all became convicted in their conscience. And just immediately but slowly they went away one after the other beginning with the eldest living just Jesus with the Woman standing . This according to pastor Kumuyi, occurred because of they, the Scribe and Pharisees were also guilty of one sin or the other making them no different from the woman.
Kumuyi, who is reputed as one of the greatest Christian leaders in Africa as a result of his sterling leadership acumen, noted that some people are fond of using whatever they read on the Newspaper, be it Online or printed news as tools to condemn the Politician or the President. A case in mind is reading that someone looted the government treasury or diverted money earmarked for a project. This according to the pastor, the critics will hold on to forgetting that they are not better than the person they are condemning as a peep into their activates in their various offices may reveal something worse.
However, the man of God, also condemned in strong terms the act of stealing no matter how small it maybe and in whichever forms. The General Overseer roundly condemned sin in whichever nature or guise. In the same token, Kumuyi advised Nigerians that instend of condemning sinners, we should develop the attitude of praying for them
To this end ,the former University Don, urged Nigerians to crawl out of their shell and emulate the footstep of Jesus Christ who died for us to be saved from our sins. He finally prayed asking God to give us the wisdom to emulate Jesus Christ our savior rather than condemning our neighbors